any of numerous fish- or insect-eating birds of the family Alcedinidae that have a large head and a long, stout bill and are usually crested and brilliantly colored.

1400–50; king + fisher; replacing king's fisher, late Middle English kinges fisher Unabridged
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kingfisher (ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃə)
any coraciiform bird of the family Alcedinidae, esp the Eurasian Alcedo atthis, which has a greenish-blue and orange plumage. Kingfishers have a large head, short tail, and long sharp bill and tend to live near open water and feed on fish
[C15: originally king's fisher]

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Victor: a kingfisher emerges from the water with a prey in its beak.
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